The FANTASTIC venue.
On a side note, we need to keep educating journalists on the difference between “Existenzgründung” (lifestyle business founder and freelancers mostly exchanging their hours for money) and startup founders. One doesn’t equal the other.
That the journalist writes I had a “Karriereknick” (career bend, in the negative sense) also goes to show that they have little knowledge of the world of startups. I’m a startup founder. Risk of failure is assumed as real. Not an office hero, chasing the 9-5 career. One does not equal the other. The failure I spoke of was harsh, but it was the best learning experience I’ve ever had so far. If anything, it was a career bend in the positive sense upwards and onwards.
And I was wearing a OnePiece Onesie, not a track suit. Let’s get that straight too. :)
Today I was interviewed by WDR Fernsehen, the German public-broadcasting institution, on the status of startups in the state of NRW and what the advantages are to founding in this region and trying to explain to a mass audience what a startup really is.
No word yet on when and if it will air. Stay tuned.
I’m delighted to announce that I have been invited as a keynote speaker to the London Intrapreneurship Conference. As you might already know, I’ve been helping large corporations with achieving continuous innovation as a process for some time now through my +ANDERSEN & ASSOCIATES.
I’m very excited to be sharing what we’ve learned so far, that we now know it is possible to run innovation as a data driven process internally in large companies, that we now have innovation metrics (KPIs) and the management tools needed.
UPDATE: Here are the slides.
This time around I was invited to hold a Lean Startup and Customer Development Masterclass and sit on a panel discussion about the future of entrepreneurial education.
THE MAASTRICHT ENTREPRENEURSHIP WEEK
The Maastricht Week of Entrepreneurship is in the region of Limburg the largest entrepreneurship event. Happening yearly, the ME Week aims to bring together around 500 students and entrepreneurs for an exciting 3 day program highlighted by workshops, presentations and lectures. Participants get inspired, network, share practices, and ask for advice.
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